Iguodala is Golden State's best LeBron James defender, and the Cleveland Cavaliers should be able to get some offense going in Game 1 as a result. The Warriors got the nod from 24 of 24 ESPN experts; 15 envision a five-game series and one sees a sweep. Only six other National Basketball Association champions have been crowned via the broom, but Golden State seems poised to join that group.
"And I didn't even mention their head coach (Steve Kerr)". We shuffled in different lineups, we shuffled in different players, we made a trade at the deadline. and I can't sit here right now and say that the Finals was a part of my thinking.
"So I felt like the odds were against us from the summer", James continued. James has occasionally referred to Love's best moments being him getting back to "Minnesota Kevin" and an appearance by him could even things out considerably.
NO REST FOR THE WEARY: With only two days between games after the Warriors eliminated the Rockets 101-92 on Monday night, Draymond Green is happy to have an opponent in Cleveland he knows so well. "It's truly fun to know when I'm done playing the game of basketball, to know I've played against some of the greatest teams that have ever been assembled - and this is one of them".
How They Got Here: Cleveland beat No. 5 IN 4-3, No. 1 Toronto 4-0 and No. 2 Boston 4-3 for the Eastern Conference title.
Game 7 of the Western Conference finals is a flawless example of how the Warriors can strike quickly.
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Nayah Damasen, a 13-year-old singing sensation from San Jose, will sing the anthem, as she did before Game 1 of the Finals back in 2015.
James said he started having doubts about the Cavs last summer.
"Teams have had opportunities to beat the Warriors over the last four years".
At 33 years old, James continues to defy father time, posting some of the best numbers of his career this season. It's safe to expect James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant to be spectacular in this series. "I guess that's the position you want to be in".
Check out the full tv schedule for the 2018 NBA Finals below, including tonight's Game 1 that is scheduled to tipoff at 9pm ET.
Golden State's most important reserve is Andre Igoudala. All we see is a juggernaut eyeing its third title in four seasons. For the first time publicly, James told Nichols that he did call management to ask them not to trade Irving.